2019 Gene Kelly Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019
A sold-out crowd gathered at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO and The Michael J. Kara Family honored Allegheny County's finest high school performers at the 29th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
Announcing The 2018 CLOE Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
The Pittsburgh CLO Guild is proud to announce that Sandra and William Lambert will be honored with the CLOE Award for Community Service at the 63rd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball on May 19 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. The CLOE award was established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to our community.
SPARK Individual Event Registration Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Admission to individual SPARK events April 6-8 is now available online at pittsburghCLO.org/SPARK. For a small donation to Pittsburgh CLO's Audience Development and Education programs, members of the public are invited to peek behind the scenes of a musical in the making as 10 writing teams from across the country converge in Pittsburgh to showcase their work through a series of public presentations featuring local and national actors. Performances will take place at venues throughout the Cultural District.
Beth Leavel, Chris Peluso, and More to Perform at SPARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to welcome several special guests, artists and performers as part of the SPARK festival, March 26-April 8, 2018. Tony Award® winner BETH LEAVEL will star in SPARK's feature workshop, THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO; West End star CHRIS PELUSO is set to be featured as part of THE PERFECT MATE writing residency; Broadway's DAVID ZIPPEL will serve as SPARK's Guest Mentor; and the Q BROTHERS will make their Pittsburgh debut with Q GENTS as part of the SPARK Late Night Series at the CLO Cabaret! SPARK Premier Passes are now available online at pittsburghCLO.org/SPARK.
Pittsburgh CLO's Names New Chairman of the Board and Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
The Pittsburgh CLO Membership is proud to announce the election of Helen Hanna Casey as Pittsburgh CLO's new Chairman of the Board of Directors. She is the 15th Chairman in the organization's history and the first woman to serve in this role. The membership also elected two new directors during its Annual Meeting on February 1, 2018 at the Duquesne Club, Downtown. This annual gathering of Pittsburgh's finest working professionals and community-oriented individuals commemorated an exceptional year at Pittsburgh CLO - highlighted by the culmination of the Next Generation $10 million Capital Campaign, welcoming home the Pittsburgh Premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in tandem with a celebration of Van Kaplan's 20th year at the helm of Pittsburgh CLO and launching the precursor of the SPARK festival with Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural New Musicals Weekend.
Announcing The Pittsburgh SPARK Line-up!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018
PITTSBURGH CLO is pleased to welcome a collection of writing teams from across the country to Pittsburgh for the inaugural SPARK festival in March. These teams were chosen from a highly-selective submissions process and will have the opportunity to rehearse and revise their work in residencies ranging from two days to three weeks. SPARK will provide dramaturgy and production resources to 10 new musicals at all stages of development, in addition to the world premiere of UP AND AWAY. As a part of the development period, eight of the musicals will receive public presentations through which the writing teams can gather audience insights and focus their intentions for the next phase of development. A major initiative of Pittsburgh CLO's recently completed Next Generation Capital Campaign, SPARK is designed to cultivate new and innovative work from emerging and established musical theater artists.
Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Celebrates Van Kaplan and More at AN EVENING IN PARIS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017
Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62nd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, 'An Evening in Paris.' Scroll down for photos from the event!
Pittsburgh CLO Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016
The Pittsburgh CLO Membership elected five new directors during its Annual Meeting on January 28, 2016 at the Duquesne Club, Downtown. This diverse group of individuals includes some of Pittsburgh's finest working professionals and community-oriented individuals.
PICT Finalizes Cast for Second Annual UNCOMMON PLEAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015
A storm is brewing in Pittsburgh as PICT Classic Theatre sets the stage for its second annual UnCommon Pleas. The event will place two of Shakespeare's most well-known characters, Prospero and Caliban of The Tempest, on trial in front of a panel of federal and state court judges.